Grace Digital gets colorful for CES
San Diego's Grace Digital Audio has announced that it will be introducing three new Internet radios at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, all sporting color screens. If the 50,000 or so local, national and international stations are not enough to satisfy, the new batch will also gain two new services to complement existing offerings from the likes of Pandora, CBS Radio, Live365.com and NPR. They also represent the first color Internet radios with 802.11n connectivity.
The biggest of the new color screens belongs to the Solo Touch, big brother to Grace's Solo Internet Radio. As the name suggests, its display is of the touchscreen variety and measures up at 4.3-inches. It has Ethernet connectivity, RCA outputs, a headphone jack and remote control. Upon release it will cost US$249.99.
The Bravado X Wi-Fi tabletop radio benefits from a 2.7-inch TFT color display, powerful stereo speakers, USB connectivity and RCA in/out jacks. It will be priced at US$179.99.
The flagship Mondo bedside model is already a CES 2011 Design and Engineering Award Honoree and has a 3.5-inch TFT color display, is claimed to have "best in class audio" and of course sports full alarm clock functionality. There's also a remote control, RCA out jacks and USB and Ethernet connectivity. It will cost US$169.99.
The two new Internet radio services to be added to the existing Grace Digital line-up for 2011 are WeatherBug and Rhapsody. All of the new models are said to bring static- and fade-free playback to AM/FM reception and HD radio stations, as well as the numerous online stations.
We'll see if we can get a closer look in Las Vegas...